A little over 5 years has passed since our last Compass Box Whisky review. Why so long? We have no idea, but thankfully we’re happy to report that today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table will feature a Compass Box Whisky with a highly intriguing name…
The Story of The Spaniard is what they call it. Here’s what Compass Box has to say about it:
A sumptuous malt whisky blend, showcasing whiskies aged in Spanish wine casks.
The name is a nod to our founder’s chance encounter with a man in the South of Spain, where he was introduced to Sherry for the first time.
Years later, John was reacquainted with Sherry through whiskies aged in former Sherry casks, known for the rich, deep flavours they provide. It’s a style of whisky John has been drawn to ever since.
Bottled at 43%. Not chill-filtered. Natural colour.
Released in batches, with the batch number shown on the back label, THE STORY OF THE SPANIARD is our tribute to Sherry’s broad spectrum of styles.
You will find a whisky that is full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices.
It’s a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.
Unlike several spirits that we’ve reviewed recently, there is no shortage of words on the Compass Box site to describe this whisky on their site. We love their penchant for full disclosure, but does that equate to a tasty dram? Click the play button on the following video to find out:
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